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In an exciting showdown at Brisbane’s Pat Rafter Arena, Australia made a massive leap towards tennis glory by securing a spot in the Billie Jean King Cup finals. Led by the remarkable performance of 18-year-old Taylah Preston, who dominated Mexico’s Marcela Zacarias with a stellar 6-1 6-1 victory, Australia clinched an early win in their […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/24

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Busy in Tallahassee

Sorry for the lack of tennis information but my full energies and concentration this week are coaching Stefan Kozlov at the ATP Tallahassee Challenger at beautiful Forest Meadows Park just north of Tallahassee. Three high quality wins vs Lee, Sandgren and Crawford, I believe all higher ranked, now into semifinals today vs Krueger. stay tuned […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/24

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Rune Accuses ATP After Monte Carlo Loss

Holger Rune was defeated by Jannik Sinner yesterday in Monte Carlo but many observers and Rune himself strongly feel and suspect political bias and favoritism may have been a factor in the outcome which featured some questionable calls by the chair umpire that helped the Italian and hurt the Dane. After the QF match, won […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/24

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Sarasota Open Is Magical Experience

Aside from the sensational tennis being played by all the dynamic players like Stefan Kozlov, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Matija Pecotic, Tennys Sandgren and many others this week, the Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open ATP Challenger has been nothing short of fantastic. I heard one volunteer Chris say to another Malika, “When I wake up in the morning […] Continue to read full article...

Apr/24

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Biofile Martin Damm Jr

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 177. DOB: Sept. 30, 2000 In: Bradenton, FL Ht: 6-8 Wt: 209 First Tennis Memory: Probably using my dad’s racquet to hit against the front door of the house (age 4). Tennis Inspirations: My father (former ATP player and Grand Slam doubles champion) Roddick and Nadal. First Famous Player […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/24

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Three Thrillers Today At Sarasota Open

First on stadium was heavyweight clash with American Tristan Boyer vs. the young Austrian Joel Josef Schwaerzler, the ITF no. 1 junior in the world. Boyer overwhelmed the kid in the first set 62 with the firepower that eliminated Lucas Pouille and Jack Sock who was sent to retirement. But the big lefty found his […] Continue to read full article...

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Recent revelations of a corruption scandal in world tennis have uncovered an unprecedented level of manipulation that threatens to undermine the integrity of the sport. The International Tennis Anti-Corruption Agency (ITIA) is on high alert, especially in the run-up to the Australian Open, one of the four annual Grand Slam tournaments. The scale of the […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/24

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Biofile Thanasi Kokkinakis Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: 2024 Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open finalist will play Zizou Bergs today at noon for the title. ATP No. 106. Winner of one ATP singles titles and 2023 Australian Open doubles title. Member of Australian Davis Cup team. Career best ranking was 65 in Nov. 2023. Ht: 6-4 Wt: 190 DOB: April […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/24

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How Matija Pecotic Met Mike Tyson!

This week at Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open ATP Challenger I asked Matija Pecotic, who beat Preston Brown in qualies yesterday 60 62, What was the best you ever felt on court? “Junior year at Princeton, like from March to May. I refused to lose. I felt like I was going to win the match before […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/24

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Three Sarasota Open Showdowns

Three very interesting matches today at the Sarasota Open qualifying tournament. First on stadium featured the future UCLA Bruin and local Kaylan Bigun, who scored his first ATP match win 76 76 vs. Bogdan Bobrov from Russia. Bigun was a top 20 junior, a lefty with a slight edge in fire power that seemed the […] Continue to read full article...

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